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iOS Developer in San Francisco at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/3/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Our Native Mobile Checkout team is seeking to reinvent the way we purchase with others. PayPal currently enables millions of people around the world to complete their purchases. As a company PayPal has a breadth of experience combined with international reach. We intend to bring depth to that experience in new ways and to do so by leveraging the latest and greatest in technology. For starters, we are looking for iOS engineers who are impassioned by the idea working with a wide range of technologies. This role would have you joining a team that provides the opportunities of a startup but without any of the potential instability and loss of work/life balance that comes with working for one. The best of both worlds. This role will also be one of leadership and direction. Expect to teach and mentor others about the various things you’ll learn along the way. What we do matters—both to us and to millions of people around the world.

Day to day:

  • Work with product and design teams to develop new ideas and explore new opportunities. Your opinion matters and you’ll have opportunities to have a say in how things are built out.
  • Experience building UI/UX without the use of Storyboards or Nibs/Xibs
  • Understanding how to abstract concepts in code to accommodate building for N rather than 1 or 2 targets.
  • Architect and build your projects using Swift 5 and above and some Objective-C/C.
  • Write code that is designed to be reusable and that can be shared amongst other teams. This includes understanding which pattern is the best for doing so for a given job. 
  • Experience with localization and internationalization. 
  • Experience working with notifications and background tasks in apps.
  • Familiarity or at least some experience with animation in iOS
  • Experience with rounding corners, view and text shadows and other UI/UX polish in applications you’ve built or worked on.
  • Experience building embeddable software development kits for others to consume, as well as having knowledge about the pros and cons of SDK development or have some pretty good insight about what might be important here
  • Bring product and code improvement ideas to the team.
  • Be willing and able to learn new technologies and programming languages when the need to do so arises
  • Mentoring less senior engineers on the team in a manner that helps them grow by sharing your experience and wisdom in a way they can understand
  • Working with other teams and helping to set expectations and boundaries for your team
  • Experience with making REST calls over the network and ideally experience with GraphQL. Extra points for having done all this from within a mobile app.
  • Experience with JavaScript, either in a browser or server side environment such as NodeJS


  • Care strongly about developing amazing user experiences. 
  • Ability to see, notice and address visual inconsistencies such as unequal or insufficient padding, inconsistent shadows and other UI minutiae that are insignificant alone but add up to a lackluster presentation when combined.
  • Comfortable working with Xcode, Interface Builder, Objective-C/C++ and Swift.
  • Excited about the opportunity to explore new technologies and programming languages when the need arises.
  • Able to look at a problem and understand how all the pieces should or could go together and use this knowledge to bring the existing project closer to fruition and success

Extra credit:

  • Experience playing with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 as well as Swift UI and any of the new 2019 WWDC announced technology
  • Experience working with Core Location and MapKit (iOS) or Google Maps SDK.
  • Experience with Core ML (1 or 2) or other Machine Learning frameworks.
  • Experience with ARKit (1 or 2) or any other Augmented Reality frameworks.
  • Familiarity with working with images and image filtering in Android or iOS
  • Previous experience gamifying an application. 
  • Solid knowledge of popular JS frameworks and libraries (React, React Native, etc.). Understand core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks.
  • Experience developing Node.js applications. You’re familiar with ES6/7 features and you’ve used Babel to deploy that code in production.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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